We’ll Muddle Through Somehow

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For many, this truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Some folks find joy in the frenzy of the season. But for others, there’s the exhaustion, the feeling of overwhelm at trying to do it all, in a limited amount of time. Clean, decorate, shop, wrap, bake, toast, mail, smile…. No wonder you’re stressed out.

And for many people, this is a sad time of year. Maybe it’s due to loss – of loved ones, pets, friends. Financial worries. Not enough sunlight (yes, it’s a thing). The loss of meaning in an ever-increasing material world. Or perhaps it’s something harder to pinpoint but can only be described as an all-encompassing feeling of melancholy. We’re living through harsh times, let’s face it. All of this can make you wish you had a river you could skate away on.

Social media is peppered with photos of smiling faces and sparkling trees. Of course it is, no one ever wants to share a photo of themselves feeling blue. And there’s nothing wrong with feeling festive! Celebrate! But if you have a friend or co-worker who opts out of the festivities, just accept it. Let it pass. Because for those who struggle through this time of year, all they wish for is to muddle through, somehow.

9 thoughts on “We’ll Muddle Through Somehow

  1. Even if life is generally “pretty good,” this time of year can be ridiculously pressured. My heart goes out to those who are lonely, anxious, depressed, or grieving. I can’t begin to imagine the bombardment of triggers they experience from all directions.
    Hugs to anyone who’d like one.

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  2. Beautifully and articulately said, Martha. I think most of us deal with a mixture of all these feelings and emotions. Muddling through, with the help and love of family and friends, is not a bad thing.
    Wishing you a Peaceful, Blessed, and Merry Christmas.

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